On Thursday, June 21, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of seven sworn advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

The community of advocates is enlarged by Liva Lace, Oskars Lipskis, Vera Mihaiļenko, Rihards Niedra, Egita Peimane, Ivars Silins and Dace Timermane. They all are assistants to sworn advocates.

Following the oath-giving, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, wished the new lawyers to first of all respect themselves. Because an advocate is a part of the judicial system. When respecting themselves and their work, the advocates will respect the system, which they belong to – said the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

To become a sworn advocate, a person who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes the advocates’ exam. After passing of the exam, if the Council of Sworn Advocates hasn’t received information on obstacles for admission of the new candidate stipulated in the Law on Advocacy, it admits a candidate to the community of sworn advocates. In accordance with Section 46 of the Law on Advocacy, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts the oath of newly admitted advocates. 

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 2865221